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The Marketing Academy unlocked an entire network of incredible people I can now call peers.

2021 Australia Scholar, Adam Long, CEO, The Ethical Leader / Australia

The Marketing Academy has far exceeded my expectations. I have met some really inspirational and interesting senior Marketing leaders who have been both generous and honest in sharing their advice and experiences- I have already developed an enviable list of contacts and that will only expand by the end of the academy!

If I was to give one piece of advice to any talented, ambitious Marketeer it would be to do everything you can to try and secure a place on the Marketing Academy- it’s an experience that will benefit you for years to come.

I have been involved in lots of training and development in the past but nothing comes close to the Marketing Academy. The unique combination of coaching, leadership training, mentoring, faculty days and working with a charity delivers a fantastic combination of experiences and learning. In summary it’s just great!

Sarah Ellis, Managing Director of Gravity Road, 2011 Scholar / UK

I thought I would come out of the Scholarship a changed person, instead I ended up finding myself.

2021 Australia Scholar, Kim Bush-Ellis, Woolworths Group / Australia

There really is nothing like the Marketing Academy Scholarship program. I know that sounds like a clichŽ but it truly is a transformational programme that opens up your mind to a world of opportunity and thinking. We’re only half way through this years programme and I have already been inspired more than I can imagine as well as met some incredible people – many of which are my fellow scholars. If you have the opportunity to experience the Scholarship for yourself, then go for it – you won’t be disappointed!

Harriet Knight, Global Business Director, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, 2014 Scholar / UK

You’ll hear a lot of people say The Marketing Academy is life-changing. You probably won’t believe it. Not really.

I’ve been keeping a daily journal for the last two years. I only realized how truly life-changing TMA had been for me when I decided to compare journal entries from before and after. Seeing the stark difference in how I spoke about relationships, went about leadership, thought about others, handled difficult situations, and most of all, how I viewed myself, moved me to tears.

Great leaders inspire us because they change things. They don’t just make do. They don’t just fit in. They don’t just exist. They shape the world around us. There are many different styles of leadership that work, but I believe the one consistent characteristic all leaders have is an incredible sense of belief. In themselves, in their purpose, in their values. This is everything TMA helps you to nurture.

If you want to just make do. If you want to just fit in. If you want to just exist. The Marketing Academy is not for you.

Nic Yeeles, Co Founder & CEO of Peg, 2017 Scholar / UK

These are 3 big benefits I’m taking away from the Marketing Academy. It’s:

1. Ignited my passion to do more: to be the best leader I can be in all aspects of my life, and encourage others to do the same

2. Elevated my perceptiveness: so I’m now less afraid to try new approaches to situations and challenges

3. And best of all, provided me with a whole new support network through my fellow scholars: whose energy is totally infectious, and with whom I’ve created a special bond, like that of a family

If you’re curious and motivated to charge yourself up and grow into the best person you can be, then you will absolutely love the journey the scholarship takes you on. It’s provided a different way of thinking that will stay with me, always.

Emi Laughton-Knott, Head of Acquisition Marketing, BT, 2017 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy has been an amazing experience. To learn from people that have been there and developed in the industry is honestly priceless. In no other network or environment have I been in such a position that has enabled me to grow and learn on both a personal and professional level. It is like nothing I’ve done before and if you’re looking to develop yourself and your career I couldn’t recommend it more highly.

James Eder, Founder & Director at The Beans Group, 2012 Scholar / UK

The programme is good, the professional development is great but there are no words to describe the new network you gain

Scholar Alumni, 2017 / Australia

A game-changing week for me!

Scholar Alumni, 2015 / Australia

After changing career for 3 times and across 4 continents I finally landed on The Marketing Academy, a platform that gave roots to my marketing passion and wings to my dreams of changing the world! Now I can lead from where I stand, wherever it may be.

Scholar Alumni, 2016 / Australia

The Marketing Academy Scholarship Program rocked my world and pulled back the curtain on just how big of a difference true leadership can make–far beyond the confines of the marketing profession to everything that we do.

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

The Marketing Academy is the single best leadership training you can receive, highlighting the massive difference between being a great marketer and a great marketing leader. It’s also broadened my horizon’s enormously by linking me up with a hugely talented group of likeminded marketers.

Nick Gilmer, Marketing Manager BBC1 and iPlayer, BBC, 2016 Scholar / UK

This is genuinely one of those ‘money can’t buy’, once in a lifetime opportunities.

Fellow Alumni / EMEA

Becoming a great leader is incredibly hard. It’s less about functional expertise and more about understanding yourself deeply, the impact you can have on others, and being inspired to constantly improve. The Marketing Academy provides a talented peer community paired with immersive learning, coaching and mentoring to support leaders on their journey towards this goal.

2021 Australia Scholar, Leandro Perez, Vice President & CMO, Asia Pacific Marketing, Salesforce / Australia

If Carlsberg did networks…

Scholar Alumni, 2017 / Australia

The Marketing Academy Fellowship has been a life-changing experience, both professionally and personally.  It has been rich in variety, challenging and inspiring, and above all has offered the formation of a wonderful network of people sharing like-minded challenges.

Fellow Alumni / EMEA

You get the confidence to feel and the courage to be and do.

2021 Australia Scholar, Lucy Allen, Head of Marketing APAC, OFX / Australia

A sledgehammer to one’s veneer and a network of peers to help you build back your true potential.

2021 Australia Scholar, Leandro Perez, Vice President & CMO, Asia Pacific Marketing, Salesforce / Australia

Life changing. I was able to find my why and purpose as to why I exist in this ever so complex world!

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

Walk over burning coals, broken glass, molten lava, hot phone lines and hard pavements to get on this programme.
Meet some great leaders/mentors and learn from them; check.
Be part of a great team of fellows; check.
Get a mental and business MOT and learn from McKinsey, Slaughter & May, Google; check.
You would be mad not to!

Fellow Alumni / EMEA

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